Waterfront

Current conditions

  • 89°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 39.0
  • Wind from N 0 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 17%
  • Pressure: 1011

Today

  • Hi 80°

Tonight

  • Lo 68°

Tides

LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE
AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
MON, SEPT 26 1:09 0.1’ 1:12 1.9’ 7:41 5' 7:09 5.8'
TUE, SEPT 27 1:49 0’ 1:55 1.4’ 8:13 5.3' 7:54 5.9'
WED, SEPT 28 2:23 0.1’ 2:33 1.1’ 8:41 5.5' 8:34 5.9'
THU, SEPT 29 2:53 0.2’ 3:07 0.8’ 9:07 5.7' 9:10 5.8'
FRI, SEPT 30 3:20 0.5’ 3:40 0.6’ 9:32 5.8' 9:44 5.6'
SAT, OCT 1 3:46 0.8’ 4:13 0.5’ 9:57 5.8' 10:17 5.3'
SUN, OCT 2 4:11 0.5’ 4:46 0.6’ 10:22 5.8' 10:52 4.9'
MON, OCT 3 4:36 1.5’ 5:21 0.7’ 10:47 5.7' 11:29 4.5'
TUE, OCT 4 4:59 1.9’ 6:01 0.9’ 11:13 5.5'
WED, OCT 5 5:22 2.3’ 6:48 1.1’ 12:12 4.1' 11:40 5.3'
THU, OCT 6 5:45 2.7’ 7:48 1.3’ 1:07 3.7' 12:13 5.0'
FRI, OCT 7 6:14 3’ 9:07 1.4’ 2:29 3.4' 1:02 4.8'
SAT, OCT 8 7:52 3.4’ 10:29 1.2’ 4:29 3.5' 2:29 4.5'
SUN, OCT 9 10:18 3.3’ 11:33 0.9’ 5:54 3.8' 4:10 4.6'
MON, OCT 10 11:37 2.9’ 6:29 4.2' 5:25 4.9'
TUE, OCT 11 12:20 0.6’ 12:30 2.3’ 6:57 4.7' 6:23 5.3'
WED, OCT 12 1:00 0.3’ 1:14 1.6’ 7:26 5.2' 7:13 5.6'
THU, OCT 13 1:37 0.1’ 1:56 0.9’ 7:56 5.7' 7:59 5.9'
FRI, OCT 14 2:13 0’ 2:39 0.2’ 8:28 6.2' 8:45 6'
SAT, OCT 15 2:49 0.1’ 3:22 -0.3’ 9:02 6.7' 9:32 5.9'

Waves (Swamis)

Height Direction Interval
Mon, Sep 26 2'-3' SSW 14 seconds
Tue, Sep 27 1'-2' SSW 15 seconds
Wed, Sep 28 1'-2' W 12 seconds
Thu, Sep 29 2'-3' S 16 seconds
Fri, Sep 30 2'-3' SSW 16 seconds
Sat, Oct 1 2'-4' W 8 seconds
Sun, Oct 2 2'-4' W 9 seconds

Water Conditions

SURFACE TEMPERATURE
LOW HIGH
66ºF 78ºF
VISIBILITY
5'-20'

La Jolla Cove area is looking good for snorkeling and diving mid to late week, though a short-period 3 to 4 foot west swell will be rolling in by Saturday AM to stir it up a little and give the surfers a decent bump to ride. Lobster season is back on October 1, so boaters should keep an extra eye out for divers near the reefs and channel edges and divers always mark yourselves and area appropriately.

Visibility based on existing conditions and NOAA predicted swell and weather conditions at press time. Check up-to-date daily visibility/conditions at the San Diego County Lifeguard info line: 619-221-8824.

Waterfront photos

"Once in a Blue Wave" — Crystal Pier

"Once in a Blue Wave" — Crystal Pier

Waterfront Stories

Swami’s with 100 guys — not so fun

The advantage of IB’s pollution

Names: Justin Mendhan, Walter Graen, and Mikial Tolmosoff Location: Tijuana Slough Mikial Tolmosoff, a visual artist, and Justin Mendhan, construction worker, both 28, have been riding waves together in Imperial Beach since they were 10 ...

It’s tough to spot a drunk boater

Certification course covers boating law and navigation, to specifics on hunting, skiing, and fishing.

California’s waters can get crowded. Just ask any sportfishing captain chasing yellowfin these days. The sportfishing fleet electronics and chumming only inspires private boaters to shadow them. A few of the sportfishers have been known ...

More Waterfront stories | Submit a Waterfront story and earn $25 if the story is published!

Fish Report

Inshore: Half-day trips are targeting the local kelps and bumps for rockfish, sheephead and calico bass and the occasional yellowtail or halibut. ¾ day boats are mostly looking for yellowfin tuna with mixed success, some trips are reporting just a few while others are getting five or so per angler. Either way, it is another epic season with tuna near enough for those short runs to find them.

Outside: Overnight to three-day trips are all running to the banks, mostly outside of the 12 mile zone and Mexican waters, for yellowfin tuna. Those trips going further south are finding good dorado action mixed in with the schools of yellowfin or under drifting debris and kelp paddies. Most of the yellowfin are 10 to 20 pounds, and when found feeding on bait the bite can be nonstop on just about any bait or lure. An occasional bluefin tuna has hit the deck and a couple striped marlin were caught within 1 to 2 days of Point Loma.

9/18 – 9/24 Dock Totals: 4839 anglers aboard 214 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 421 dorado, 53 bluefin tuna, 6,617 yellowfin tuna, 1 skipjack tuna, 531 yellowtail, 235 calico bass, 23 sand bass, 2,559 rockfish, 13 lingcod, 126 bonito, 1 barracuda, 25 sheephead, 2 halibut, 38 whitefish, 23 sculpin, 2 halfmoon, 2 rubberlip seaperch, 47 sanddab, 30 mackerel and 2 striped marlin (one released).

Notable: As the plethora of yellowfin tuna hitting the deck are finding their way to the dinner tables throughout San Diego, I have had it seared, broiled, baked and smoked. I prefer seared for a quick meal; I’ll just cut it into palm-sized pieces, roll it around in a light lemon and mustard sauce, pat some peppercorn on, and toss it in a hot pan with a little peanut oil. Cook it for a minute or so on each side, or just until the outside is seared while the inside is close to raw. My ‘other’ favorite is smoked or jerked. For this, I use a basic brine of equal parts brown sugar and (Kosher) sea salt mixed with water; about a cup of each per half gallon. Cut the fish into manageable pieces and place in bowl, cover with brine and let stand in the fridge for about 24 hours. This is great with just about any fish from trout to marlin. Place the fish on your smoker rack(s) with plenty of space between the pieces. At about 140 degrees it should be done in +/- 8 hours, depending on thickness. If you want it jerky-style, slice it a little thinner and leave it on longer. Smoked fish makes a great entree as well as a unique tuna salad and will keep longer.

Fish Plants: 10/1-10/2, Santee Lakes’ Stockzilla event, catfish (3,500)

Waterfront Events

Hops on the Harbor: Craft Beer Dinner Cruise

Hops on the Harbor: Craft Beer Dinner Cruise

Flagship Cruises & Events

Friday, September 30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Spiny Lobster Season Opens

Spiny Lobster Season Opens

Saturday, October 1, midnight
Pacific Beachfest

Pacific Beachfest

Pacific Beach Boardwalk

Saturday, October 1, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Yoga in the Park

Yoga in the Park

Mission Bay Visitors' Center

Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hops on the Harbor: Craft Beer Dinner Cruise

Hops on the Harbor: Craft Beer Dinner Cruise

Flagship Cruises & Events

Friday, October 7, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Win a $25 Gift Card to
The Broken Yolk Cafe

Join our newsletter list

Each newsletter subscription means another chance to win!

Close